This is our second visit to Aultmore Cottages. This time we stayed in two cottages, Curlew and Osprey as a family of 9. It was just perfect and we would highly recommended it to anyone looking for a break. As it is in estate grounds it is so quiet and private with walks literally on your doorstep. We hope that the new owners continue to make these cottages available (and at an affordable rate) as we would love to return. Fingers crossed????.
Having stayed at Curlew cottages several times over last three years that must say it all. The staff keep the cottages there in prestige condition. They are always there if you need anything at all. The location is superb. The scenery and views are stunning put that together with peaceful and you have a perfect place to be in the Cairngorms.
Wonderful location and setting. The cottage has some minor problems but is generally excellent and well equipped. Peaceful and so relaxing. My thanks to the owners and those who prepared the cottage for our stay.
Beautiful cottage, fantastic setting. Very comfortable and well equipped. The staff I spoke to were very helpful and friendly A basic welcome pack would have been appreciated, as would operating instructions for the heating and TV (which isn't straightforward). Also the outside appearance is rather shabby (rendering coming loose in places), and is in contrast to the lovely interior. Thus only four stars rather than the five it really should be scoring. Fantastic value for money, we'll be back!
Very pleasant pet friendly property in a beautiful location. Nice to be able to walk from the cottage and also close to other walks in the Cairngorms and Moray coastline.
We were very happy with the standard of the cottage. Mike, the caretaker was on hand to answer our questions very rapidly
Loved the cottage we stayed in. It was so peaceful and quiet and wasn’t too far from the places we wanted to see. We were able to even do a couple of walks next to the cottage. Michael one of the mangers helped us with a couple of issues straight away. If we ever return to Scotland we would definitely stay there again.
Peaceful location and welcoming staff. Good family size accomodation. Lots to see in the surroundings.
Prime location, pretty much opposite Loch Morlich with the view of the cairngorms from the front. Magical cabin . The only thing I would add would be a more secure area for dogs outside (as its dog friendly). The property does face the ski road and is not enclosed. Other than that, this place is very wow. Can't wait to return in winter where I am sure, it will be even more magical! Ps...storage is quite short so don't bring loads of stuff!
The four of us (two couples) had a fantastic stay at osprey cottage. Set in beautiful and spacious grounds off the beaten track made for a very peaceful and relaxing stay. Very clean. Beds v comfortable. Fabulous cast iron bath in which to soak at the end of great days exploring the cairngorms biking and hiking. Kitchen adequately equipped though could have done with more than 4 of everything. Garden furniture needs replacing! However, would definitely stay again and was exceptionally good value. Thank you!
Well another amazing stay at Aultmore cottages! Audrey and the other staff are brilliant, so welcoming, helpful and great for a blether. The cottage was as usual spotlessly clean, warm and great night sleeps had by all! Keep up the great work guys and hope to see you again soon!
Very comfortable accommodation in lovely surroundings, Audry was attentive if needed. Decor and and leaking gutters getting tired and could do with attention. But overall very good.
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. If you want a quiet, tranquil place to lay your head for a while this is perfect. Lots of walking, cycling and castles to visit as well as plenty of wild life to see.
The country estate where the cottage is situated (and its immediate surroundings) are utterly magical. The cottage is charming and comfortable. The estate staff are very friendly and efficient. We had a problem with the central heating system and it was fixed with no fuss in a matter of minutes. We'd love to go back.
We enjoyed our stay at Curlew. Beautiful area and we relished our evening strolls around the gardens of the big house.
We stayed in Osprey. Comfortable accommodation in a very tranquil location. Have booked again for October with family.
A great place to stay - peaceful, warm, very good facilities and very friendly caretaking staff. We will be back
Lodge was great the views were fantastic.
Comfortable cottage in a great location. Grounds and forest to explore from the doorstep. The area has loads of activities and places to visit. Would definitely return to explore further.
Absolutely stunning little lodge. So well thought out and had everything you need for a comfy stay. Hoping to return later this year. Thank you!
Fantastic wee cabin in a stunning location. Well thought out and beautifully done and kitted out. Our every need was anticipated and it’s the warmest place I have ever stayed.
Very comfortable cottage in a lovely setting within country estate. We enjoyed woodland walks direct from the house.
Cannot recommend this cabin enough. Perfect for a romantic cosy getaway, well appointed and all the little extras you could ask for to make your stay perfect. Thanks Matt and Ali. xx
Lovely wee cottage in a great location with all the amenities we needed for a quiet getaway, lots of woodland walks, great for the dogs, loved it.
Absolutely beautiful cabin with everything we needed. The log burner was great and the bird feeders placed outside was lovely to watch the wild birds. Also to get the visits from the chickens was fun to watch. We had such a lovely time.
Fantastic cabin to get away from it all. Has everything you could ever want and the nice wee welcome touches on arrival were so appreciated. The porch is an absolute slice of heaven
Toms lodge was lovely everything was there for you and the views were spectacular great for the dogs would definitely recommend it the only thing is you might put a bigger sign up to the lodge all in all had a great stay x
Curlew Cottage and the Aultmore estate is a wonderful place to stay. Peaceful surroundings combine with a lovely warm cottage to come back to, after a busy day of walking and taking in the majestic scenery is rare these days. Their is always someone on hand if you should have any problems. Not that we ever have. I We will be going back.
We are delighted with our experience in Heron cottage. It was very peaceful, and Staff were very responsive and quickly addressed our needs. Walking around the area was most enjoyable, there were plenty of walks of various lengths! And it was lovely the dog was welcome without additional charges
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, tucked away on a peaceful private estate. Well equipped kitchen if you want to self cater (great butchers cum delicatessen in village). Whole property well maintained and clean. Good size bedrooms and bathroom with bath and walk in shower. Short drive to the village and various walks around the nature reserve and forest, golf club close by if that is your thing. Good base for exploring further afield with plenty of places to visit. Limited options for eating out in village with only hotel offering evening meals but more choice in Granton or Boat of Garton (recommend Andertons). Will definitely stay again next time in the area.
Curlew is a comfortable cottage set in beautiful, peaceful countryside, backing on to woodlands full of wildlife. The cottage has all the amenities needed for a self catering holiday. This was our second visit to Curlew, (4th time to the Aultmore cottages). I would not have returned if the property was not to my liking.
Very clean, comfortable and very well equipped and well positioned place for 2 to stay. We hope to be back!
Comfortable cottage, lovely quiet location
5 stars for location and comfort of cottage. Walks from the door we’re breathtaking, lovely gardens and peaceful.
Lovely property, much more spacious than expected. Great garden if you bring your dog. Parking right at the front garden, ideal. So quiet and peaceful. Definitely would recommend.
Perfect place to stay for access to the Cairngorms. Home was clean, access was easy, communication was great. Can't ask for a better place!
August 2022 - Berry Cottage was perfect, furnishings and equipment of an exceptionally high standard, spotlessly clean, with lovely touches as a welcome. Beautiful views, quiet and peaceful location. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful stay in Woodland Cottage. The location is ideal with many of the top attractions a 20-30 minute drive away and some larger towns (Aviemore, Grantown on Spey) are close by with restaurants and cafes (Nethy House is highly recommended for coffee). The space was good, a nice large garden for the dog to potter about, it was clean, the bed was very comfortable the owner was nice enough to provide a small cake for us on arrival - which went down a treat with a coffee. Would stay again!
My husband and I and our dog had a most amazing stay at the cottage. It met all our needs. It was comfortable, spotlessly clean and had a fabulous enclosed garden that was a sun trap. The roomy hall was great for storing biking equipment (my husbands) and spacious enough for me to do yoga when he was out on his bike! The bathroom was lovely and the kitchen had everything you would need to prepare home cooked meals, which is our preference. We know the area well and love it. The cottage has access to the river walk and the woods within a few minutes from the doorstep. The amazing Nethy cafe is a short walk away and the Deli and Spar shops stock anything you would possibly need including non-dairy milk and fresh bread. Can't wait to return! Thank you so much.
Berry cottage was perfection! The house was beautiful in so many ways - so clean and comfortable , like a home from home. Flowers, Prosecco , local eggs and milk on arrival- lovely touches to welcome us. We would highly recommend it to anyone and hope to be back very soon. Thankyou for sharing this beautiful cottage .
Lovely little property for a couple and dog, lovely walks nearby and handy for exploring Aviemore, Grantown on Spey and the Lochs and walks all around.
Berry Cottage was one of the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Everything was perfect and we would all have happily stayed there forever. The views, the house and the garden were brilliant. Would highly recommend a stay there.
Very comfortable, well equipped cottage with a large garden which our dog loved to run in. Plenty of good walks nearby especially in the nearby woodland. The log fire was an added bonus making the lounge exceptionally cosy in the evenings. Would recommend.
Berry Cottage is an exceptional and breathtaking place to stay in. We were so blown away with the open space floor plan, the tall windows that allowed for so much natural light and the breathtaking views of the highland mountains that you wake up and sleep to. We really enjoyed our stay at this home and so fortunate that the owner opened his home to us. The owner was also so responsive when we needed help and solved the problem the same day. We hope to stay here every time we visit my sister in Grantown-on-Spey. This home made our whole family experience so memorable in Scotland! Thank you! We highly recommend!!! -Jazylette
As usual we had a very pleasant stay at the Osprey Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed the week in the pleasant peaceful surroundings at Aultmore. The access track has been improved enormously since last year which is a great improvement. Our only complaint was the TV reception which was very poor and needs to be looked at.
Lovely cottage, very cosy and wood burner was all ready for our arrival. The cottage is close to the woods for walks with the dog and it's not far to Aviemore, Grantown etc. Great find in Nethy Bridge
A most charming place with all you need for a holiday in the most beautiful landscape. The forest directly behind the house, many different walks nearby, beautiful views towards the estate and the privilege to feel temporarily at home in those wonderful gardens. Should you still want to watch TV, though, be prepared for very unstable reception of only a few stations. The kitchen is adequately equipped to prepare smaller meals. Bathroom facilities fine, beds wonderful. A place to fall in love with Scotland, as we did.
Just spent a very happy week's break in the Waterford Apartment. A very welcoming, comfortable flat with a sun trap area at the back, perfect for eating out. The flat is nicely decorated and well kitted out. Grantown itself has plenty of nice eateries and bakeries. We certainly will return but maybe for longer next time.
The cottage was well presented to a high spec.everything was there to make our holiday as comfortable as possible.
Curlew was fantastically clean, being that there was only the two of us we only used the downstairs. The TV system was a little difficult to use. We were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary and really could have done with some flute glasses and some nicer wine glasses. We had a very relaxing stay with some fabulous snow fall for the last two days. We will.be back.
Very well appointed holiday home. Kitchen although small has everything needed and the large area in the hallway is great for storing bags etc
When we booked this it looked very well appointed and very good quality. When we arrived we were not disappointed. Would loved to have made use of the log burner but delighted that we had 6 out of 7 days with strong sunshine. Did some walks in the local area and down by the river, fabulous place. The village is a bit isolated and you would need your own transport having said that a small price to pay for such a super week in super accommodation. Would highly recommend.
A lovely place to stay in a really good location. The cottage is very well appointed. We had a terrific stay and visited places like Spey Bay and The Spittal of Glenshee which were in easy reach. Aviemore has pleanty of shopping opportunies.
A well situated, nicely furnished apartment which is spacious as holiday places go, plus has the advantage of an outdoor seated area. It is a pleasant place to return to at the end of a day but also very habitable if a restful day is the choice. The owners have made it a welcoming place and have thought out well what guests may need. It’s well placed for shops, for local walks, for eateries and for going further afield. We loved it.
This was a last minute decision and really glad that Dexter (dog) and i found this place, was clean, warm and rooms are larger than what you expect from the images. Quiet village with little traffic and various good walks on the doorstep along with easy access to the likes of Loch Morlich. Towns of Grantown on Spey and Aviemore only a short drive away with restaurants and takeaways etc. Hopefully have another visit with warmer weather.
Great comfy and clean accomodation, kind of Audry to check in on us. freestat TV hit or miss when it's windy. Unlike most places pet friendly includes pet cats, plus for us. overall really good and hope to visit again
Very nice place in the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, where we could truely relax.
Thoroughly recommend a stay in this fabulous cabin, so well equipped and spotlessly clean. Surrounded by beautiful views and so tranquil, we sat in the veranda listening to the birdsong and enjoying a wee dram. Lovely friendly hosts who have made this cabin a special place for short breaks. We will be back in winter!
This delightful cottage comes with everything you will need ( and some fab stuff you'll just gawp at) for a comfortable and peaceful stay in the Highlands. Berry cottage has the added bonus of 360degree views of the Highlands and super convenient for all the amenities that the Cairngorms National park has to offer. Surrounded by flat grass lawns and a large parking area with double gates the Cottage is really self contained and not overlooked. This will be our third year at Berry Cottage and are really looking forward to it.
We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Berry Cottage. Great location for touring around Speyside. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you need, we especially liked the lovely touches of fresh flowers and Easter Egg so thoughtful. It was our second stay and we will definitely be back for a third visit.
Beautiful house, very clean, spacious and comfortable. Great base for travelling. Large enclosed garden, safe for children and dogs. Hope to visit again.
Thank you so much! We had a most wonderful stay-relaxing under the stars in the tub, beautiful views and everything we could need in this perfect Shepherds Hut. We will be back very soon hopefully!
Thank you for a lovely stay! The Shepards hut is perfect with everything we needed! We'll definitely be back
Wow! That a treasure to find this shepherd's hut. We really enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed longer. Delicious cake, cosy and warm hut, comfy bed, and a chance to sit on a tractor - what more could you ask for?! Thanks
Thank you for the most beautiful stay. The hut had everything we needed and more, looking forward to coming back.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! The hut had absolutely everything we needed
Such a fabulous weekend! Beauthiful spot, the bath in the snow made it!
Had a glorious few days and thoroughly enjoyed Curlew Cottage - We will certainly be back.
This place is utter heaven! The bath, the fire pit, the stargazing and the stunning interior all make for a perfect weekend. So magical
What a wonderful weekend in the most beautiful spot. The Shepherd's hut wa perfect and the bath was an absolute treat. Cannot wait to return! Thank you.
WOW! what a magical spot. We arrived in snow and the temperature fell to -8 but we were so snug and cosy. We watched the stars from the bath - an experience we will never forget, thank you
We loved staying here in this cosy cottage in a brilliant location. We had amazing hikes in glenmore forest and even a wintery dip in the loch. We can recommend the Craig bar for a pie and pint after your walk! Dog friendly and the owners are lovely. Amazing vegan options too. Didn't meet the hosts but communication was superb throughout and we felt well looked after. Thank you so much.
Absolutely loved our stay! Thank you for all the restaurant recommendations and the warmest arrival. The cabin is so well thought through and the view is amazing. We will make sure to come back in the near future.
We have loved our stay here, Berry Cottage is a fabulous, beautifully furnished and incredibly welcoming holiday home. Fab base for activities and thoroughly enjoyed relaxing. Thank you for the supplies, especially proseco and flowers! We are already looking forward to coming back.
Thanks for being the sweetest host, we can't think of a better place to have spent a birthday weekend. Thanks also for the tour of the farm we truly enjoyed it.
A very clean cottage and a great location for reaching many areas of the Cairngorms and even the coast. There are a lot of forest walks available within walking distance. The cottage was larger than expected with a big garden at the rear which was well maintained. Would definately stay again.
This is a gem of a cottage, great base, beautifull accommodation, outstanding features. Great scenery and fantastic place to stay. We will be back.
Loved our holiday at Berry Cottage. Great base for touring around Speyside. House was beautiful and has everything you need and more.
Lovely cottage in an ideal setting for walking and cycling. Cottage provides all requirements
We found the property clean, comfortable, and very well appointed indeed. Loved the box of very welcme biccies left for us plus condiments/tea/coffee/milk. Would not hesitate to recommend it to others. We will get back as soon as we can.
Had a wonderful few days in the peace and quiet. Super long walks with my dog and enjoyed exploring lots of the places around Woodland Cottage, it sperfect and home from home. Everything you need and will defo be back. Thank you loved it here
Tigh Acair - Aug 21
Wonderful Cottage!! It has everything!!
Scenery is fantastic! Beaches are a bonus!
Hope to return soon!
Tigh Acair - Jul/Aug 21
A lovely welcoming house. Clean and comfortable, with views to die for. Wonderful area, so many places to be peaceful and explore. We will be back!!
Tigh Acair - July 21
We loved the house and the bay. So much to do in the area. Well worth the walk down to main Grunaird beach where you park by a riverside walk. Loved Mikon Ulrigle beach, Can't wait to come back! Amazing, stylish house with a quirky finish.
Tigh Acair - July 21
A gem of a cottage. Manages to be stylish and homely at the same time. An ideal base for exploring this amazing part of the world. Equally a great place just to hang out with a book and a cup of coffee. We've really enjoyed our stay.
Tigh Acair - July 21
We were so overwhelmed by the first sight of this beautiful cottage, not only with the views but the cleanliness and decor as well. So impressed with all the facilities and cosyness of the cottage and having breakfast on the first day in the garden with the spectacular view was awesome. No complaints, and so pleased we have found it.
Tigh Acair - June 21
Delightful cottage suiting our needs perfectly. Cosy and well equiped. Spectacular scenery from the windows. We have had a great time exploring locally.
Tigh Acair - May/June 21
A new 'find' and we are so glad we came. We've had a wonderful week relaxing in these beautiful surroundings. During the day the garden is full of wild birds - in the evening, the colours ever change over the sea and hills. The wood burning stove makes a cosy end to the day in this lovely cottage. Thanks Peter you have created a wonderful place here.
Tigh Acair - June 21
First time visit to the area and this wonderful cottage. The weather has been amazing and the views from the cottage are spectacular. The nearby beaches are stunning, we would love to return.
Tigh Acair - May 21
It's beautiful it has a comfy feel, it's so nice I could just squeeze the whole house with a big hug! Wonderful stay at Tigh Acair. A perfect location for whatever you are looking for on a visit to Scotland: hikes, walks, beaches, scenery, wildlife spotting or just relaxing with some home comforts and some peaceful quiet. Peter was a great host, directions spot on and did everything to make sure we had all we needed for our stay.
Enjoyed our visit, most impressed by the standards in the cottage, appear to have thought of everything anybody would need.
Enjoyed our stay at Berry Cottage, the very high standards that have been set much appreciated. Thank you
Had a lovely stay in this cottage in a beautiful quiet village. Lots of forest walks from the door and a lovely big sunny back garden to relax in. Well located between Aviemore and Grantown on Spey and lots of nice homely touches. Rooms were bigger than expected from the photos.
We so enjoyed staying at Berry Cottage that we planned all our walks and trips for early in the day so that we could spend time enjoying the home comforts and bird song.
Amazing sunsets too!
Fantastic week - cottage is perfect so well designed and thought out. Like home from home. Location perfect to explore the highlands, weather amazing. Owners friendly and accommodating. We will definately be back. Loved every minute!
Excellent place to stay if you wish to visit the area. Accommodation is sparkling clean, very nice and comfortable, a large garden if you have a dog or where you can sit out and have your meals. First class place and owner very helpful.
Our vacation in Strathspey was saved by Berry Cottage is fabulous in every respect and we have booked 2 weeks in 2021. We come to Strathspey every year and have stayed in super places - THIS CAPS THE LOT!
Excellent break for a few days after 6 months of covid! Beautiful modern bungalow and our setter loved it too!
Cottage exceeded all expectations, lovely touches like fresh flowers and Prosecco! Beautiful cottage, great location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Beautiful cottage, beautiful Nethy Bridge and beautiful weather - 3 out of 3.
Frantistic peace and tranquility would highly recommend
We feel very priviledged to have been the first tenants of this beautifully presented and comfortable home.
We hope that all future visitors will enjoy their stay as much as we have.
We have loved our week here, very relaxing, The home is very comfortable as you have thought of everything.
We will be back!
Very peaceful in the cottage I stayed at in the Highlands, totally hassle free from beginning to end.
Wonderful holiday, everyone very helpful